Sunday, January 4, 2009

A New Year Giveaway!!

Wow!! Long time no blog! I probably should have posted a little note that I wouldn't be updating my blog until after the new year, but being so busy...it kept slipping my mind. Work was busy, getting ready for the holidays was busy, and celebrating them was busy as well! So busy that my poor immune system took a shot, and now I have had the most horrendous cold for almost a week now! Yuck! It knocked me on my rear for about three days. I have a bit more energy now, but feel like I have broken ribs from coughing so much! Anways...I will stop having a pity party, and get on to the fun stuff!

While I was away, I got my copies of an idea book that I was part of in the mail! It is CardMaker's Sketchbook: Birthday Celebrations...and it is fabulous! Lots of new sketches by the creator of the CPS blog, Tami Mayberry. And LOTS of great examples by some amazing card makers!! You can get the book at Annie's Attic, or Amazon...to name a couple.
Here is one of my cards that is featured in the book. I have a few more in there, but can't give it all away!! :)
BUT...I can giveaway three copies of the book to three lucky people who leave comments!! All I want to know is....what do you hope holds in store for you in 2009? Lots of good stuff, I hope? I know that I am hoping that Josh's dream job comes through, and I have a dream up my sleeve as well! We we'll see what unfolds this year!!

Well, you should see me blogging more regularly again! The holidays were just a little crazy for me...so the blog and crafting had to be put on the back burner! And once I am rid of this pesky cold...I should be 100% raring to go! Happy New Year to each and every one of you! I hope 2009 is the best yet!

Until later,
~Lea

PS- I will give you until this FRIDAY to leave a comment. Look for a post at some point on Friday to reveal the winners!

49 comments:

  1. for 2009 I hope to read some of classic literature. I started the Odyssey today....I also want to find more of a my style in crafting, I seem to flit from one place to another...Thanks for offering a giveaway, I LOVE sketches! :)

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  2. for 2009, i hope to be able to pull off our wedding as i plan to do diy for most of it. thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  3. Congrat's on being published in the book! Really think your card is really sexy!!!!
    I hope to get more confortable with my old (small pt and shoot) camera in 2009. I want better pictures hope to learn more about photoshop too!!

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  4. FABulous card...for 2009 i hope to use what I have and think outside my creative box!

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  5. I'm hoping for a year of health and increased activity ... thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. I hope to be able to fully reclaim my life after battling depression for 2008. :)

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  7. Hope you had a blessed holiday season Lea....my biggest goal for 2009 is to balance everything in my life in such a manner it makes me happy!!

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  8. Happy New Year to you Lea and congrats on getting your cards published in this sketch book. I would love to win one of them....I am so addicted to sketches right now. I hope that in the year 2009, my DH's business takes off and we can re-gain financial security. I also hope to be published in a paper crafting magazine.

    {{{HUGS}}}
    Amy Ü

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  9. I hope to get organized in 2009! I'll need all year to get it done!

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  10. I need to get healthy (exercise, eat right) and lose weight. I'd also like to get rid of my proscratination bug!

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  11. You are so talented and creative. You must get that from your mom. My hope for 2009 is that what is up your sleeve becomes a reality. You are a wonderful daughter, sister and young woman. I love you!

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  12. On the scrappin front, I am hoping to get my scrap room organized. I would also like to be published.

    On a personal front, I want to learn contentment. But I also want to improve myself. What a hard couple of things to work on at the same time!

    Happy New Year!

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  13. I am hoping to get started on some new study, so I am ready to start work onece the kids are at school.

    I'm also hoping 2009 will see some changes in our finances!

    Thanks for the giveaway :o)

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  14. I hope 2009 is a healthy & happy year for my family with plenty of good memories:)

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  15. Love your card! In 2009 I hope to scrapbook more, and perhaps get a card or 2 published!

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  16. 2009 holds hopes of better health (weight loss and exercise) which should give me more energy- which translates into more time to get organized and stamp! RIGHT???? One can always dream! debb

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  17. I hope to be published for the first time in '09 - so of course that means i will have to get my butt in gear and submit!!!

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  18. Glad you are back! Sorry you weren't feeling 100%, but I hope that all changes soon!

    I have lots of hopes for 2009 so I am keeping a positive attitude for them. As for 2009 and crafting, I just hope to keep on enjoying it, to get my scrapbooks caught up and to keep up!

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  19. I have lots of hopes for 2009. As far as crafting goes, I hope to get another layout or 2 published. Thanks for always providing some great inspiration!

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  20. I'm hoping our Relay for Life team can raise $10,000 this year.
    I'm looking forward to planning my own birthday party.
    I'm not looking forward to the big 40 though.

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  21. My wish and hopes for 2009 is to become more free. Free from debt, free from being overweight... free from health issues, and free from this pile of photos I need to scrap!! LOL

    Great blog you have here! I look forward to checking in more often!

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  22. i just want a little calm. (he he i typed clam first. lol)

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  23. I'm hoping to rid my life of some chaos in 2009. Self-induced chaos, I'm sure, but still...

    Thanks for a great contest! I love your card!

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  24. My wish for 2009 is for my husband to find a job. It will ease so much stress in my life.

    All the best to you for this upcoming year!!

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  25. My wish for 2009 is that my husband will be able to resume his normal activities. He had an ankle fusion surgery in July and was on crutches for 6 weeks and then in a walking cast for 3 months. His ankle still gets swollen but not nearly as much as it used to. The company he was working for is moving back to the States and he was let go in November so I am also wishing he will be able to find a permanent full time position soon.

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  26. Glad to see you're back. Love the teaser of a card you posted, can't wait to see the rest in the book!

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  27. I have big hopes and dreams for 2009! One of them is to buy a house!! ;)
    Thanks for the awesome give-a-way! You cards are always so FABULOUS! I come here for inspiration all the time! Missed your blogging for a while there...glad to see you back at it!
    Michelle.

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  28. I am hoping that my family will continue to be healthy and happy in 2009. In these tough times, the simple things are what I can hope for most.
    Love your cards that you shared that are in the book...congrats on the publication!
    Best wishes to you in 2009!!!

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  29. Happy New Year, Lea!!!

    I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well, and hope that you feel better much better soon!

    What a gorgeous card, girlfriend! If you'd like to give *that* away, I would be more than pleased to receive it! LOL! ;-D

    I can't wait to hear about the dream that you have up your sleeve...I hope you are blessed with its fulfillment really soon! As far as mine...you can read about it here:

    My Dream Retreat

    I hope that this year brings you an abundance of blessings, dear friend! :-D

    Hugs,
    Christine

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  30. I'm hoping for 2009 to be a happy and healthy year for my family as well as myself... And I wouldn't be sad if my jeans fit a bit more loosely by years end, too! I really enjoy your work - thank you for sharing!!

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  31. Hey Lea! Glad to have you back! Hope you are recovering well. As for my 2009 I have a ton of dreams I want to realize, some in my control, some not. To list one I can control is my scraproom remodel. It should be well on its way this weekend. Have a fabulous day!

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  32. Congrats on the publication!
    2009 is all about ME! I want to take each day as it comes and live that day to the fullest with family and friends and do all the things that make me truly happy.

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  33. happy, happy New Year sweet Lea! Can't wait to see your gorgeous creations again, missed you!

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  34. I'm just hoping for a healthy family and successful year for the company.

    Love your card Lea

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  35. Organization!! I need to get my scrapbook area organized so I could put this awesome book to use!! LOL
    Thanks and best wishes for 2009!

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  36. I hope to think more positively and find the silver lining in every situation in 2009!!

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  37. For my family, I hope that we all stay happy, healthy, and safe! For my husband, I hope that he stays gainfully employed. For myself, I would love to find a "mom-friendly" job. I don't think they exist. I'm also hoping to be a healthier person this year. I've started off really well, and I'm hoping it continues! I want to eat better and get more exercise. For me creatively? I would like to stick with Project 365, taking a photo a day for all of 2009. I would also like to get published a couple of times. Sorry for such a long post! Happy New Year!

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  38. My hopes and dreams are for peace of mind. No stress and to just be in the moment for 2009.Thanks.

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  39. Erica H. (txerica)January 7, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    My hope for 2009 is that my family stays healthy, employed, and happy. My dream is to have George Clooney realize that he can't live without me :)

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  40. Oh, goodie! I'm not too late! I LOVE your card...great sexy colors! My hope for the new year is that my daughter has a healthy baby girl and that she's able to cope with 2 kids!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Awesome card! That idea book looks pretty cool! :) 2009 is just a year to be happy for me. I want enjoy life and not stress so much. Oh, and that we adjust to life with a busy puppy now.. lol

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  42. Your projects are just beautiful!! I'm making my hopes and dreams really easy this year. I picked 1 word for 2009 and it's FOCUS. I figured if I focus I will be able to organized, play more, finish projects, and evey spend more time with the fam. Thanks for a chance.

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  43. I'm hoping 09 brings me great things!!! Like strength.. freedom to create.. and I hope I can learn to move on after the loss of my Dad which sinces to be my biggest problem.

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  44. congrats on the pub!!!

    I am hoping to get more "me time" in 2009, its just something I need this year!!!

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  45. Congrats on the card! I have the first Cardmaker's Sketch book and LOVE it. Thanks for the chance to win one of these.

    For 2009, I'm hoping to work harder and smarter, stress less, and make sure my family knows every day how much I love them.

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  46. My hopes and dreams....that my Mom would remain cancer free, that my children will love the Lord, and that my own relationship with Him would be deeper than ever.

    Looks like a super fun book Lea. Congrats on all of your success. BTW~loved your Mom's comment :)

    Hugs,
    Katie

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  47. Love that card sample! Hope I get picked for the new book! My hopes (at least creative hopes) for 2009 are to scrap and stamp more!

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  48. My husband got some really bad news concerning his health just before Christmas. My real hope for 2009 is that he is still around to celebrate Christmas with us this year.
    Eveline.

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  49. My hopes and dreams are straightforward but HUGE


    I want to find my next path

    That may sound weird coming from a:

    happily married wife of 21 years/ mom with two boys in grade and middle school/gratefully employed in my chosen profession... woman.

    But I feel the push to start thinking, preparing, planning, seeking, asking, searching.....now.

    Wish me luck and blessings!

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